Soaked Oats are a young four-piece band that percolated into existence in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2017. Catapulted by their infectious and joyful shows and fast-evolving song-writing chops, the band’s profile and fanbase are on a steep rise. Described as “a southern stew of Kurt Vile and Mac DeMarco with a good shake of Kevin Morby”, the sound of Soaked Oats is happy and relaxed, full of whirling guitars, sweet melodies and surf rock drums. Notorious for writing jovial life observational numbers about stoned fruit, tracks like ‘Avocado Aficionado’ and ‘I’m A Peach’ and strangely enough ‘Stoned Fruit’, reveal a cheeky pop vibe that is more delectable that the usual stodgy pop fodder.
2019 saw the release of their most accomplished work to date, The Sludge Pop EP. The bands single ‘Coming Up’ was discovered by indie-rock icon Sharon Van Etten who shared to her 90 thousand plus fans and sell-out shows across NZ and Australia followed. Get ready to chow down and get your fill of some delicious, high-energy Soaked Oats at Laneway 2020!